Regina's Rescue: Kia Pet Adoption Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
The Kia grant removed financial barriers often associated with pet adoption. This grant allowed Regina's Rescue to open up more kennels at our rescue, which is located in a rural community. These funds allowed us to say "yes" to adopters and watch their faces when we told them there was no adoption fee. Priceless!
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Every day, Regina’s Rescue gets quite a few owner-surrendered cats. We recently took in a dozen cats from a hoarding situation. Within one surrendered group, there were two bonded Siamese brothers in the mix.
After completing their vetting, Regina’s posted them for adoption. We had many people express interest them, but no takers.
Regina’s had an adoption event the following weekend. We loaded up all the cats to participate in this local event. The bonded Siamese cats caught the attention of an adopter, but she could only take one.
After she returned home and looked at the cat she’d just adopted, she called Regina’s Rescue and said she was on her way back to get his brother thanks to the adoption fee being covered by the Kia grant. This bonded pair is now living their best life.
Thank you, Kia and the Petfinder Foundation. Most people are having a hard time paying adoption fees for one pet, let alone two.
Thank you for allowing these bonded brothers to stay together.